The former president of the government and president of FAES, José María Aznar, has assured that "Venezuela is the new Cuba" and that "beyond drug trafficking, it is a threat in itself". He also added that "unfortunately, the opposition has been dismantled. There is no organized opposition force, and that is a tragedy because it prevents practical policies of substitution of Maduro's regime".
Aznar has also considered that "in Spain we have a 'peculiar' government, and its populist tendencies are extraordinarily polluting". The former president of the government said so during the presentation of the FAES report América Latina. Una Agenda de Libertad 2018'.
"Authoritarian and illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly attractive. There is a great temptation for order and security to be appreciated by citizens as alternatives to freedom," Aznar warned, saying that "the effectiveness of public policies is an ever-increasing demand".